Accountant 3

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Accountant 3 to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment. You will be responsible for the preparation, analysis, maintenance, and review of complex institutional accounting, financial, and tax reporting information. This position is in the General Accounting & Compliance division of the Finance Department.
Essential Duties
- Provide client analysis and workpaper documentation to support the preparation of the Federal and State Partnership Tax returns, work closely with the Designated Tax Partner and the Tax Preparation Firm and as a liaison for all of the Partners, with responsibilities including but not limited to preparing Apportionment schedules, LLNS expense analysis, Federal Tax Package, providing timing differences and various ad hoc reporting to support the State and Local Tax Team.
- Reconcile, adjust, and verify the preparation and the filing of Laboratory payroll tax returns with a third party provider, including federal and multi-state withholding taxes for employees in various states and multiple jurisdictions. Assist the Payroll Tax Accountant in overseeing and maintaining the engagement relationship with the Payroll tax third party filing provider and the Laboratorys Payroll group
, while ensuring compliance with Contract 44, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and applicable federal and state regulations, policies and procedures as it applies to tax.
- Serve as a Tax Liaison for taxing authorities as it pertains to payroll tax and to participate and lead as appropriate on long-term projects requiring complex solutions to payroll tax-related problems, recommend and implement appropriate courses of action.
- Independently research and respond to questions concerning federal and state withholding issues, prepare position papers and recommendations.
- Review, apply, monitor, and advise foreign national employees on applicable tax treaties and other tax withholding issues, in support the Foreign National Nonresident Alien Tax Desk to maintain the Laboratory's Employee Foreign National Tax Program. Review foreign national employee population for proper tax treatment. Coordinate the independent foreign national tax data base with the Labs internal Payroll program. Prepare and file the annual 1042 with the IRS.
- Support the Nonemployee and Institutional Tax Desk to maintain compliance in sales and use tax registrations and filings, 1099 and 592 reporting, withholding, payment and filing.
- Advise and conduct analysis and research on any area of tax expertise and experience for institutional or partnership tax including but not limited to sales tax, property tax, business registrations and licensing, expatriate tax, partnership tax, or other state, local or federal tax.
- Reconcile tax account balance sheet ledger accounts, prepare journal entries, analyze and interpret accounting data, advise and make recommendations for proper accounting and tax treatment and prepare various ad hoc reports.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent combination of education, related experience and training in the finance/accounting/tax field.
- Significant experience preparing and filing multi-state payroll and/or entity state and local tax returns; experience in tax research and interpretation of tax laws.
- Complete knowledge and understanding of taxation, accounting theory, CAS, GAAP, financial policies and procedures.
- Significant experience applying problem-solving and analytical skills to solve complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion and tact, and ability to successfully negotiate desirable outcomes and experience making effective and timely decisions.
- Complete knowledge and understanding of foreign national employee's taxation requirements.
- Significant experience researching, compiling, and analyzing complex financial data and information and developing, applying and interpreting financial policies and procedures.
- Advanced organizational skills and expertise using interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade, and build consensus among diverse stakeholders; experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of personnel.
- Advanced experience in the development and maintenance of financial spreadsheets containing advanced functions, including significant experience utilizing commercial and institutional financial tools and report-generation applications
. (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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